What is the name of your state? MO, but I think I'm looking for federal info...
Is there a federal law - similar to FERPA - that allows access to medical records? I'm having a hard time getting records from my kids' dentist and plan to request (AGAIN) the records, but I want to be able to site something specific.
The problem - I signed a release form, and they called and said that they'd need written permission from my ex to release the records to me. I told them that they did NOT, that we have joint custody and therefore I have a legal right to the records. I even faxed over the portion of our order that says that I have access to records.
They 'complied' by sending me a print out of the visit history.
I want the ENTIRE file, specifically the sheets that are filled out every visit with who brought them in and why, emergency information, HIPAA info, etc. The 'meat' of the file, if you will.
They are steadfastly refusing to release those things to me, claiming it would be a violation of HIPAA and that the ONLY way I can get the papers is with the consent of my ex.
I am primary custodian.
We have joint legal custody.
I am at a loss.
I do not/will not have an attorney.